Battle Born (Patrick McLanahan Series #8)

Battle Born (Patrick McLanahan Series #8)

by Dale Brown
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Battle Born (Patrick McLanahan Series #8) by Dale Brown

Author of an extraordinary string of New York Times bestselling novels, Dale Brown is the undisputed master of the aerial techno-thriller. Filled with explosive adventure, unforgettable characters, and authentic technology set against political scenarios so real they often anticipate world events, each of Dale Brown's novels is a major event. Now he returns to the airspace only he can truly call his own, in a blockbuster novel about a world on the brink of World War III and a new generation of brash young heroes...

Patrick McLanahan is back. The veteran navigator-bombardier and brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force has been sent to a B-1B Lancer unit in Nevada to develop and train a tactical strike unit designed to seek out and destroy enemy missiles. He has his pick of the most aggressive Type A personalities in the flying game, though it may take years to pull this bunch of mavericks together to fight as a team.

Then time runs out. The fragile peace in Asia is shattered when what was supposed to be a joint U.S.-Japan-South Korea mock bombing raid turns lethal. Instead of hewing to the script, South Korean fighter-bombers streak north to destroy several North Korean command-and-control, special forces, and secret police centers in support of a massive people's revolt against the Communist regime. To the world's surprise, the raids are a complete success. The North Korean military surrenders. The borders are thrown wide open and the United Republic of Korea is born.

But this United Korea is also the world's newest nuclear power. It refuses to destroy thousands of captured nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, which it sees as potent protection against the massive threat of China to its north. Vowing never again to be anyone's puppet, it is ready to defy the United States and even attack China in order to preserve its sovereignty.

Thus begins a conflict that threatens to embroil all of Asia. Enter McLanahan's raw, audacious team. Sent into the fray both to protect United Korea and to stop it from touching off World War III, Patrick's small but potent hunter-killer bomber force has the world's newest, most powerful nonnuclear weapon at its disposal--if its aces ever stop fighting each other long enough to start fighting the enemy....

Relentlessly paced, filled with the you-are-there feel of supersonic flight, Battle Born delivers the technology, action, and drama that Brown fans savor. It is this marvelous storyteller's most exciting and satisfying novel yet.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307426888
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Series: Patrick McLanahan Series , #8
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 56,015
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dale Brown is a former captain in the U.S. Air Force. He lives in Nevada, where he can often be found high in the sky, piloting his own plane. He is the author of eleven previous novels.

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Battle Born (Patrick McLanahan Series #8) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Fast paced, good specifics for every nerd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brown brings a lot to the table with his previous SAC experience. He really wowed me with "Flight of the Old Dog" and I've been a fan ever since. He does get rather fanciful in making things up, and the technology he invents is almost 23rd Century, but he spins a great yarn and I love reading his tales. It's a great escape from the real world when I need one, so his books get re-read quite a bit.
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I've read several of Dale Brown's books in this series. This one is not his best work.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am only 5/8 of the way through the audio version of this book, I am rivitted. With a 45 minute commute (each way), each night I've found myself anxiously anticipating my next days commute so that I can hear the next part of this story (if only I could be so excited about returning to my job). This story revolves around a north Korean situation that is all-too-real these days. It's an interesting twist to the current national/political climate present in early 2003 and I hope and pray that N. Korea does not escallate to the level depicted in this book. If they do, I would definitely wonder if we have a 'Lancelot' project. Even with a family connection to the Pentagon I don't know if we really do, but I sure as Shinola hope so!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really good read for anyone that likes the air force and enjoys a good war novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After writing a whole bunch of great air warfare books it seemed like Mr. Brown was in cruise control in Battle Born. Wait for the paperback.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Battle Born and to tell you the truth, it was a waste of time. Dale Brown goes into so much detail about who, what and when. Do we really need to know how many people are in a room, their names, families, bad habits etc.. This book is almost 400 pages and there is only about 20 to 30 pages out of the whole book related to the actual Battle Born Nevade Guard Unit in action. Otherwise just boring details, geeesh!! I have always loved Dale Brown's work and have read them cover to cover with great excitement. I had to force myself to read this book hoping with each page that it would get better. Dale Brown always likes to associate himself with Tom Clancy. Tom Clancy has not written a good book by himself in years. Dale I guess is now so succesful that he can turn out any junk and put his name on it and it sells. I was really burned and VERY VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED!! Hopefully Dale will go back to his roots and start writing about flying and the excitement of that. What a waste of $24.95!!!